Wednesday News & Notes from EcoVet

We wanted to once again shine a light on the efforts of those who bravely stand up for what must change. We first caught a glimpse of @UrbanCowgirl510 Brianna Noble in Monday’s News & Notes, and her statement continues to make waves in mainstream media surrounding nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality.

“I’m just another protester if I go down there alone, but no one can ignore a black woman sitting on top of a horse,” Brianna told The Guardian. “I know that what makes headlines is breaking windows and people smashing things. So I thought: ‘Let’s go out and give the media something to look at that is positive and change the narrative.'”

Before we get to the rest of today’s smattering of links, I thought I’d start off by highlighting ways that you can get involved in improving your community for everyone who is a part of it. If you’d like to find a way to get involved, you can find a helpful list of resources here.

We would also love to bring more attention to the efforts of those within the eventing community who are making strides against inequality. If you’d like to share a story with us, email. us at [email protected].

National Holiday: June 3 is also known as Global Running Day. If the shoe fits, I suppose.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Plantation Field H.T. [Website] [USEA H.T. Entry Status] [Starter H.T. Entry Status] [USEA H.T. Schedule] [Starter H.T. Schedule]

River Glen Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Feather Creek H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Sport Horse Nation Match-Up of the Week: Yuki Igari & Poppin Good Pic. Each week we’re spotlighting a different horse/rider combination who came together through the eventing matchmaking service that is EN’s classifieds site, Sport Horse Nation. This week we’re happy to introduce you to Beginner Novice superteam Yuki Igari and Poppin Good Pic, a Thoroughbred gelding purchased from Courtney Cooper at C Square Farm. “I’m an amateur just having fun, and Poppin Good Pic has been a great teacher for me!,” Yuki says. “He is steady, confident, and athletic … just what I dreamed of. We’ve been to camps, clinics and horse trials from New England to South Carolina. And My dressage instructor is amazed how much he knows and how responsive he is.” Cheers, you two! Have a SHN success story to share? Email it to [email protected]. [Sport Horse Nation]

Horses thrive on routine, and establishing a strong fitness regimen before it’s time to compete again is important for preventing injury and overexertion. US Equestrian provides some tips and advice for bringing a horse back to fitness and getting back into the swing of things here.

Meet Amish cart pony turned eventer Talon Ted. This USEA Horse of the Month spotlight will bring a much needed smile to your face.

Thinking of volunteering as a jump judge when competitions resume? You’ll learn a lot, even if it isn’t your first time judging! Horse & Hound breaks down some lessons learned as a jump judge, and it should get you itching to get those volunteer hours in.

What We’re Listening To: Major League Eventing Podcast Episode #113. Karen and Rob have a roundtable discussion with three best friends Tamie Smith, Kelly Prather and Frankie Thieriot Stutes to chat about great times together including Luhmuhlen 5*, Tamie and Kelly as 5* grooms and Tamie’s stalking her favorite riders, as well as a more serious conversation about rider accountability and safety in the sport. [Listen]

Wednesday Video – Let’s take a trip down memory lane for Wayback Wednesday, to Tim Price’s Luhmühlen CCI5* win with Ascona M in 2019.

Ecovet is an entirely different type of fly spray … and you apply it to your horse in a different way, too. With fly season upon us, we’re sharing some tips for how to best apply Ecovet: